Refurbishing Yamaha keyboards
Being a trader I can see there are many of keyboards that may require good treatment. For better "feel", for better sale, or - finally - for better use. Cost: 45 pounds.
Refurbishments included in price:
Refurbishment takes about 24 hours.
- keys cleaning (please note it's not 10 sec cloth wiping, but 2 hours job including keyboard disassembly, washing all keys separately as well as washing keypad),
- keypad/keys lubing - if required (Yamaha PSR models do require it, and Tyroses do not),
- pitch bender/modulation wheel lubing,
- keyboard rubber contacts and keypad contacts cleaning,
- casing cleaning (again, keyboard is completely disassembled, not only wiped for 10 seconds),
- speakers and grilles cleaning (including under-grilles area),
- firmware upgrade to newest revision.
I do casing lacquering as well to save original paint layer. As you might know, sweaty fingers kept at painted instrument cause original paint to get worn partially, which looks not good. If place when you kept them (volume knob, benders, buttons etc) does have description, it comes off definately. To prevent this I put 2 layers of matt crystal clear lacquer.
This is additional cost and takes 2-4 days
, depending on weather (when is all day rain, it takes longer due to stops in lacquering).
I can paint speakers grilles to black to restore its fresh look - see pictures. Again, it's not simply spraying whetever is there, but grilles are sanded down, washed, primed, painted and lacquered. It takes 2-4 days
, depending on weather.
Yamaha keyboard repairs
Additional (to refurbishing) low cost of some repairs, YAMAHA ORIGINAL REPLACEMENTS ARE USED:
- keys replacing (if needed, for example - if they are broken, "sticky") - for cost of keys , which usually is 7-10 pounds for each C-E-G-B, or D-F-A, or all blacks,
- keys repairing (if some of them don't play) - for cost of contacts, which usually is 10 pounds,
- speakers replacing (if needed = if burnt) - for costs of speakers, usually 8-60 pounds depending on quantity and model,
- upper casing lacquering - protects writing against wearing off - additional 30 pounds,
- casing repair (holes, cracks) plus painting - additional 30 pounds per damage,
- LCD change (if not repairable) - additional 90-110 pounds (depending on model),
- LCD repairs (when blank) - additional 40 pounds,
- PCB repairs - depending on damage type, about 25-30 pounds each,
- microswitch (button) repairs -additional 10 pounds each.
If you don't refurbish and repair only, minimum rate of 15-20 pounds is added for minimum job (opening, dismantling, assembling and closing = takes plenty of time).
I can pick up and/or deliver your keyboard within reasonable distance for fuel cost, but pre-payment must be made. Please ask.